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8 things we want to see in Call of Duty 2021

Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War has kept fans ticking over nicely in the 1980s, but here are 8 things we want to see in Call of Duty 2021.



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Black Ops Cold War has offered CoD fans plenty of amazing memories thanks to its intriguing campaign, feisty online multiplayer, and intense Zombies. But now we start to delve into our future wants and wishes with 8 things we want in Call of Duty 2021.

It’s all well and good living in the moment as we are doing with Black Ops Cold War, and Warzone to an extent, but sometimes you have to start looking forward. Before long, Activision’s latest round of frenetic first-person shooter action will be here, and everyone will have their own wishlist of ideas for it.

Cold War has delivered countless hours of fun for players to dive into, but there’s always room for improvement.

So without any further ado, here are 8 things we would desperately love to see in Call of Duty 2021.

1. A campaign

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We’re certain the mistakes of Black Ops 4 won’t be repeated, but we need Call of Duty to remain faithful to its roots and deliver a compelling campaign.

Whether you’re someone who dispenses with the storytelling theatrics and dives into the online, or someone who loves a good campaign, CoD should always have to remain true to its identity. The exploits of Bell, Adler, and the gang in Black Ops Cold was a fun foray and we need more of it.

2. The return of sniping

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Black Ops Cold War has some beastly snipers, we’re looking at you LW3 Tundra, but there are so few of them and so few maps that accommodate them that it’s hard to become invested.

It’s extremely rare that you’ll be killed by a Sniper Rifle, whether by hardscoping or quickscoping, and it feels like that element of CoD has fallen by the wayside. Call of Duty 2021 needs maps with longer channels and more viable Sniper Rifles to help bring back the glory days.

3. More content on launch

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2019’s Modern Warfare pretty much bucked the trend when it came to delivering content for its reboot. Instead of launching with a large amount of content, it focused more on drip-feeding new maps and game modes throughout its lifespan.

This philosophy was adopted by Black Ops Cold War and meant that Treyarch’s Cold War-era shooter only launched with eight original 6v6 maps. It’s true that the new Fireteam mode also contained fresh maps, but they weren’t available for 6v6.

We’ve had the likes of The Pines, Apocalypse, and Nuketown added to the original line-up. Whilst it must understandably be hard to keep on top of new 6v6 Gunfight, Fireteam, Zombies, and Outbreak content, lots of players are only interested in 6v6 and need more of these maps to retain their interest.

4. More fan feedback to bugs and glitches

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Sometimes being left out in the lurch can alienate fans and make them feel like they’re not being listened to, when in fact they are. Between the weekly updates and constant patch notes, the devs are always hard at work trying to maintain multiple areas of CoD games.

The devs for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone do listen, and this is reflected in replies to Tweets, Reddit posts, and acknowledgment of issues that are visible on the game’s respective Trello pages. It just might be an idea to update players a bit more regularly with updates and confirm that certain problems are being addressed to reassure the fanbase.

5. More Zombies & Outbreak

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We wouldn’t be opposed to seeing a proper Spec Ops mode like Modern Warfare 2 in CoD 2021, if not, then another tussle with the undead will more than suffice.

One of the breakout successes to come from Black Ops Cold War was the Season 2 addition of Outbreak mode. A brand new open-world Zombies game mode that shared more in common with Warzone than it did regular Zombies. If we can expand upon this even further, introduce more quests, more abilities, then Outbreak could break out into one of CoD’s best aspects, if not the best.

6. World Warzone 2?

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Warzone has categorically changed Call of Duty forever as its endlessly replayable adaptation of battle royale has been an indescribable success. But if the rumor of a new World War 2 game is accurate, is it time to outlast 100+ players in a war-torn muddy battlefield soaked in blood, rain, and trenches?

The change of setting and scenery could be absolutely fascinating with destroyed buildings allowing for tense and chaotic fights. Tanks and planes strewn about the place, and monuments stricken by total war. Warzone could easily crossover into World War and seamlessly create a whole new, fresh experience for players to engage in.

7. More Hardcore modes

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We feel that not enough love is shown to the Hardcore variants of some of Call of Duty’s best modes. Lots of players enjoy living life on the edge in Hardcore knowing that one small mistake will see their reduced health crumble in one shot.

Yet, the likes of Hardpoint, Gunfight, Fireteam, and many more are all absent from the Hardcore playlist options in Black Ops Cold War. There’s no reason why Hardcore gamers should be missing out on all the fun.

8. Ranked Play from the beginning

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This revisits the argument about having extra content from the get-go, but for a large part of the community, Ranked Play is the be-all and end-all.

Rule restrictions and equipment barriers provide a pure test of skill. Many advanced CoD players perhaps don’t feel challenged by the perceived weakness of traditional lobbies, and Ranked Play gives them that challenge. Cold War took nearly five months to add Ranked Play when it really should be available from the start.

Those are all the things we absolutely want to see in Call of Duty: 2021.

Is there anything we’ve missed out? Is there something else the game really needs? Be sure to let us know on our CharlieINTEL Facebook Page and CharlieINTEL Twitter Page!

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How to turn off the sun in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta players are having some issues with glare from the sun in certain maps, so here’s how you can disable the sun.



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The Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta has allowed players to give the development team feedback before the game’s official release. Some players have been having trouble with the Call of Duty: Vanguard sun, claiming it’s way too strong. Luckily, there is a way to help the issue on PC.

The Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta is free for all platforms for its second weekend, allowing players to experience the game on Xbox and PC.

While some are enjoying their experience, others have been providing feedback and opinions on what changes need to be made to the game.

As well as some Field Upgrades maybe being too powerful and the mini-map being lackluster, some are also complaining that the sun is too strong.

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Players have been providing the Vanguard developers with some vital feedback during the Beta, which has influenced various changes since the first week of the Beta, exclusive to PlayStation.

The Vanguard developers have been working hard to give Vanguard’s maps a realistic atmosphere with their Call of Duty game, introducing some extreme weather like the rainy winds on Gavutu.

Although this is great for the overall experience of the game, there are specific issues when it comes to adding life to maps and detailed visual effects. As well as playing complaining some maps are too foggy, making it incredibly hard to see enemies, players have also been pointing out the powerful glare of the Vanguard sun.

Fortunately, there is actually a way for players to tune down the sun’s glare and ultimately fix the issue, but unfortunately, the fix is only possible on PC.

How to turn off the sun in Call of Duty: Vanguard

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If you’re having issues with the Vanguard sun blinding and causing your eyes to feel stressed, don’t worry, as there is an easy fix for those of you on PC.

Thanks to KIRNEILL on Twitter, players can follow some simple steps to “turn off” the sun in the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta:

  • Go to Documents\COD Vanguard\playersBeta\adv_options.ini
  • Set PixelPerLightmapTexel = “1” // 1 to 256
  • Set ParticleLighting = “0” // 0 to 5

After changing these settings in the game files, you should now have “no sun,” allowing you to enjoy the maps without getting blinded by the intense glare.

Hopefully, Sledgehammer Games look into this issue, and it’s not something players will have to deal with come release on November 5, especially for those on console, as they currently can’t do anything about the sun.

For more on Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out our article on how to get a V2 Rocket.

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How to get V2 Rocket in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Multiplayer has a wide array of Killstreaks for players to earn, but none are more devastating than the V2 Rocket.



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Call of Duty’s Multiplayer experience has always involved Killstreaks, allowing players to earn an advantage against the enemy. The illustrious nuke Killstreak has always intrigued players, and in Vanguard, it’s known as the V2 Rocket.

Players have been enjoying the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta recently, especially since the date was extended to end on September 22.

Players across Xbox, PlayStation, and PC have been getting to grips with how the multiplayer works, testing out and giving feedback on various aspects of the game.

While some players are focused on the Field Upgrades and disappointed with the mini-map, many are happy to see the addition of a nuke-like Killstreak called the V2 Rocket. Let’s get into what it is and how you can get it.

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How to get the V2 Rocket in Call of Duty: Vanguard

The V2 Rocket is Call of Duty: Vanguard’s nuke Killstreak that ultimately kills everyone on the map and ends the game.

Previously known as a Tactical Nuke, the Vanguard V2 Rocket essentially works very similarly to Modern Warfare 2019’s rendition of the nuke Killstreak.

To get this Killstreak, players must get a 25 gun streak in a single match. Players do not need to equip the Vanguard V2 Rocket as a killstreak, as it is awarded once you achieve the 25 gun streak regardless of the Killstreaks you have chosen to use before entering the match.

If you happen to get it, an alarm will go off along with a short countdown, and players can even spot the rocket dropping just outside the map before burning everyone’s screen and ending the game.

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Having said that, if you are looking to achieve a higher killstreak than 25, make sure you don’t use the V2 Rocket before your streak is over.

Of course, getting this 25 Killstreak is very difficult and will take a lot of time and effort to do so. The best advice we can give e is to play smart, take your time, and don’t panic.

The worst thing that can happen is for players to get close to the Killstreak and then choke at the final hurdle as they panic and overthink situations.

That’s all on the V2 Rocket in Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Multiplayer. Be sure to check out our article on the best audio settings for the Vanguard Beta for more.

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Vanguard Beta cheaters can instantly end matches

Call of Duty players have reported hackers who are instantly ending matches and ruining the fun in the Vanguard open beta.



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Vanguard’s open beta gives players a feel for how the game will be upon release, but it’s being plagued by hackers who are instantly ending matches and ruining the fun for players.

While Call of Duty: Vanguard is still a bit far off, fans can get a taste of the gameplay through the open beta ahead of the game’s official release on November 5. However, fans have been facing some issues with it.

Vanguard fans have previously called for big spawn improvements after trying out the open beta. A few of them are reporting hackers instantly ending matches and ruining the fun for other players.

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Twitter user and streamer EasyStomps uploaded a clip that highlighted cheaters with new powers in the Vanguard beta. The player accused the cheater of using third-party software to wallhack.

The hacker then responded that he was going to end the match, and then the game instantly ended early. EasyStomps was bewildered that the cheater was capable of doing this in the open beta.

“Man you guys are terrible at this game, holy s**t, uh oh, alright, ending the game, oops, whoops,” he tweeted out.

Various players expressed their concern about this since hackers should not be able to wield power like this in Vanguard while it’s still in beta.

It can be particularly frustrating when someone instantly ends a match while other players are enjoying the game. This is an issue that the developers will need to address before the game’s release.

Hopefully, this problem will be resolved soon enough before the latest entry in the fan-favorite first-person shooter franchise is released, as this is an issue that will no doubt cause a great deal of frustration among players if it persists further in the lifespan of Call of Duty: Vanguard.

For more Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out the best audio settings for CoD: Vanguard Beta and the best Vanguard ITRA Burst loadout or the best Vanguard VOLK loadout, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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