Overwatch

Overwatch players demand fix for bug robbing them of SR

Published: 10/Nov/2020 18:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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A brutal SR bug has been ruining Overwatch’s ranked mode for a long time, and players are calling on Blizzard to finally fix the problem.

The bug occurs when players leave a match after someone else from their team has already done so. When someone leaves, the game will begin a short countdown. After the countdown finishes, if the original leaver hasn’t returned, the game lets you quit without being suspended from ranked play.

While this may seem good on paper, because no one likes playing out the rest of a game down a man, the problem arises in the following match. According to players, if you end up winning your next match after leaving, you will gain very little SR.

Normally, winning a match can net you around 25 SR, so to only see your rank increase by three or five is very disheartening, especially when most ranks have 500 SR of separation.

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This bug can be brutal for players close to ranking up.

Discussion about the bug began on Reddit in a post titled: “End match if more than 50% of the players leave for 2 minutes.”

User spasmodic1, who didn’t know about the SR bug, was wondering why the game was allowed to continue if only one person from a team refused to leave.

“That stupid bug that makes you get an SR penalty the next game even if you leave after it says that you’re allowed to is still a problem,” explained nattfjaril8. “I would leave if I could, I don’t particularly enjoy being stuck in an unwinnable game either.”

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Winning a match should earn you way more than 3 SR.

Others even stated that the bug has been around since 2017, meaning that in three years, Blizzard hasn’t fixed it.

“This bug indeed STILL exists and has existed for years. If you leave and win your next game, you’ll get 1-5 SR,” a user complained.

Hopefully, with so many people fed up with the bug, Blizzard can finally implement some sort of fix especially with Overwatch 2 still on the horizon.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect reveals his main complaint about Black Ops Cold War

Published: 1/Dec/2020 18:29

by Tanner Pierce

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During a recent livestream, Dr Disrespect called out Treyarch for the lack of multiplayer maps in Black Ops Cold War, stating that the game should’ve had 15 maps at minimum at launch.

When Black Ops Cold War first launched, many fans were taken aback by the fact that the game only had 8 multiplayer maps available to players.

Six of them were available in one way, shape, or form during the beta, meaning fans only had two brand new ones to experience for the first time, which annoyed the community, to say the least.

Since then, it’s become a hot talking point in the community and, while the developers did release Nuketown ’84 and plan to release new maps with the start of the first season, the general consensus seems to be that the content released is just simply not enough. Now, Dr Disrespect himself has also shared the same sentiment.

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Black Ops Cold War had eight maps at launch but is now up to nine thanks to the inclusion of Nuketown.

When discussing the game during a recent broadcast, the Two-Time made it clear that he’s a big fan of BOCW’s multiplayer, except for one thing – the number of maps.

“I’m having a good time, Cold War – I like it a lot, the multiplayer,” he said. “Just don’t give me two maps, cmon [David] Vonderhaar. Put 15 in the game, minimum!”

The bit about “two maps” is referring to that fact that the only maps not previously released in the alpha or the beta were Garrison and Checkpoint, which means that there were essentially only two ‘new’ ones reserved for launch.

(starts at 3:42:50 for mobile users)

Afterwards, he says he has a “bag full” of prototypes, referring to map ideas, although he’s definitely joking.

That said, the Doc does have extensive experience designing maps for shooter games, having worked on Advanced Warfare with Sledgehammer Games before releasing ‘The Arena’ in Rogue Company last month.

He may certainly get his wish for “15 maps” soon, as Treyarch have promised a lot of post-launch content in BOCW, starting off with Season 1 on December 10, which is set to introduce several 6v6 maps, along with a flurry of other new things for players to enjoy.