What's coming to Modern Warfare in major January 22 update - Dexerto
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What’s coming to Modern Warfare in major January 22 update

Published: 21/Jan/2020 19:30 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 19:02

by Albert Petrosyan

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UPDATE: The massive v1.13 Modern Warfare update is now live and you can check out a breakdown of everything it contains in our official patch notes page.

Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have announced a major update coming to Modern Warfare on January 22, which will include the brand new Crossbow, five additional class slots, fixes for player collisions as well as slide-canceling, and more.

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It’s been a while since there was a major patch released for Modern Warfare since Season 1 first launched back in early December. While there have been a couple here and there, most of the updates have been playlist changes, shuffling around the modes and playlists available in multiplayer.

However, Infinity Ward have confirmed that the next big update will be coming on January 22, set to include both new content, such as the Crossbow, and fixes for some of the urgent issues plaguing the game.

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When does the update go live?

Infinity Ward haven’t confirmed exactly when this patch will hit live servers, but the usual time for when they release updates is 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Whenever it does go live, fans should expect the download size to be considerably large, so it could take a while for the update to download and install.

What’s new?

CROSSBOW

Infinity WardThe upcoming Crossbow was actually leaked months ago in Modern Warfare, with data-miners even finding images of it in-game.

The Crossbow will be the marquee piece of new content that this update will introduce in Modern Warfare, becoming the third new weapon to be added since the game’s release (Holger-26 and RAM-7)

The Crossbow will, of course, be free to all players on all platforms, however, unlike those two other guns, players will be able to unlock it by completing an in-game challenge, rather than leveling up to a specific Battle Pass tier.

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“Arriving on January 22, this super-sleek one-hit-kill weapon is available to earn and add to your Modern Warfare arsenal,” reads the announcement. “Visit the Marksman Rifles tab in the Loadout menu to find the Crossbow. You’ll have to complete a Marksman Rifle related challenge in order to earn this bad bolt of a weapon.”

ADDITIONAL LOADOUT SLOTS

Infinity Ward / Reddit - 'DaKidd_7'Modern Warfare players have been limited to just five loadout slots in multiplayer since the game’s release.

This January 22 update will also add five additional loadout slots for players to use in multiplayer – something that had been highly requested from the fan-base since the start of the game.

Since Modern Warfare does not offer the option to Prestige that almost every other CoD in the past featured, there still isn’t a way for players to increase the number of Loadouts they can use, so everyone’s been stuck on five since day one.

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Fixes for major issues

Slide-cancelling is an overpowered movement exploit that Infinity Ward are looking to patch asap.

While Modern Warfare still has more than its fair share of bugs, exploits, and glitches, all of them can’t be fixed at once, so Infinity Ward are looking to patch at least some of the major issues with this next update.

One of those is player collision, also referred to as teammate body-blocking, which drastically increased following the December 18 update, instantly becoming a nuisance for a lot of players.

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While not confirmed, another one is the slide-cancel movement exploit, which allows players to skip the recovery state when sliding and come out of the slide being able to aim down sights right away.

There are bound to be some more issues that get addressed with this update, so we’ll just have to wait for the patch notes to see exactly what’s been fixed.

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3 tips to help you crush Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam: Dirty Bomb mode

Published: 15/Oct/2020 20:52 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 22:17

by Tanner Pierce

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During the second weekend of the beta, Black Ops Cold War players got a chance to try out one of the new large-scale modes called Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, and needless to say it’s a bit different from the rest of the game. Here are some tips to put you above the rest.

With Black Ops Cold War, fans have a variety of classic modes to choose from, including Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed, etc. alongside some larger experiences like Combined Arms. That being said, there’s an even bigger mode called Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, which pits 40 players against each other in an attempt to set off radioactive explosives around a large map.

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The mode itself is a bit different from the others, clearly taking a bit of inspiration from Warzone with the inclusion of armor, doors, etc., meaning that players of Fireteams: Dirty Bomb might be a bit confused when they drop into the map for the first time. Fret not, however, as there are some things to remember about the mode that just might give you an advantage over everyone else.

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Supply boxes can be found around both maps in the Fireteams: Dirty Bomb mode.

Use the supply crates found around the map

In Dirty Bomb, you have to collect Uranium and plant them at bomb sites around the map. Players can pick it up from fallen foes who drop it, but there’s another way to get it that doesn’t require you to get in a firefight.

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Scattered around the map are small loot chests, similar to the ones seen in Warzone. Opening these chests will guarantee you a few pieces of Uranium, in addition to extra bonuses like armor plates, kill streaks, and more.

The best part is that there are a ton of these located around the map. If you’re having trouble finding them, all you have to do is listen for the clicking sound that a Geiger Counter would make.

Tons of people seem to be walking right past these chests in game, so finding one that hasn’t been taken shouldn’t be a problem.

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When you spawn into the map, quickly find items like killstreaks and armor, they’ll help you out.

Find items and find them fast

While the crates drop Uranium, they also have the possibility of giving out some helpful items as well. Right now, there’s a few things that the crates can wield, and it would definitely behoove you to find them as quick as possible:

  • Armor
  • Armor satchel (allows you to hold more pieces of armor)
  • Self-revive kit
  • RC-XD
  • Counter Spy Plane
  • Sentry Gun

It’s important to find at least a couple of these items as soon as possible as doing so can put you at a serious advantage over everyone else.

Like the Uranium, your character drops all items when you die, so if you get taken out, you’ll have to go find them all over again.

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Stick around the bomb sites, as other teams can add Uranium for the bomb and then you can take them out.

Stick to the bomb sites

In the mode, anyone can deposit Uranium at the five sites around the map, but once the bomb is planted, it belongs to your team. Because of this, it’s important to stick around the site that you want to take once you start depositing your materials.

Don’t take them out right away, however, instead, allow them to plant their Uranium and take them out. This means you can have a fully functioning bomb in no time, without any of the work.

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Is that evil or dirty (no pun intended)? Maybe, but it’ll allow to detonate the explosive easier and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

Of course, there are other things to remember while playing but if you follow all these tips, you might just be able to win your Fireteams: Dirty Bomb matches with ease.