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Circle closing times adjusted in new Warzone update

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Raven Software and Infinity Ward mentioned in the new patch notes that there were some adjustments to the circle and gas closing times in Warzone, but did not provide actual numbers of changes.

Now, a user on Reddit has provided an estimated new times for the circle closing. The times are not 100% down to the correct second, but are close.

  • Circle 1 outlined, 3:30 till gas moves in (-1:00). Gas moves to circle 1 in 4:30.
  • Circle 2 outlined, 1:30 till gas moves in. Gas moves to circle 2 in 3:30. (+1:00)
  • Circle 3 outlined, 1:15 till gas moves in. Gas moves to circle 3 in 2:50 (+:50)
  • Circle 4 outlined, 1:00 till gas moves in. Gas moves to circle 4 in 1:50 (+:20)
  • Circle 5 outlined, 1:00 till gas moves in. Gas moves to circle 5 in 1:08 (+:08)
  • Circle 6 outlined, :50 till gas moves in. Gas moves to circle 6 in :50 (+:05)
  • Circle 7 outlined, :30 till gas moves in. Gas moves to circle 7 in :48 (+:03)
  • 1:45 for last circle to close (+:15)

Based on comments on Reddit, it appears that the first circle now moves in a better quicker, but the rest of the circles are slightly slower. The overall balance to gameplay appears to be allowing some players to get out of the gas in longer distances because of the extra few seconds depending on the circle shape.

The gas, per Reddit posts, appears to be move slower over longer distances, so it takes a bit longer to actually close overall during some collapses.

Infinity Ward did not share the actual number changes for the circle changes in the patch notes, so you may want to play for yourself to see how it works with different playstyles.

SOURCE: Reddit

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Leak reveals Alcatraz to return as ‘Rebirth Island’ in Warzone

A social media leak has revealed that Alcatraz is all-set to return as Rebirth Island in Call of Duty Warzone for more Battle Royale action.

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Originally making waves in Black Ops 4’s Blackout as a Battle Royale map, Alcatraz appears to be making its return and is set to invade the Warzone as ‘Rebirth Island.

When the Season One roadmap was wheeled out originally, eagle-eyed users spotted some text that translated into Rebirth Island. Despite being a place you visit in Black Ops, Rebirth Island in this context is loosely based on the world-famous prison – Alcatraz – and is expanded to be a hotbed for battle royale activity.

We now have some potential confirmation of the incoming changes thanks to a leak that has made the rounds on Twitter.

Rebirth Island leaked

We’re still a few days away from the launch of Season One of Black Ops Cold War on December 10. But Adi Source on Twitter has been able to uncover information regarding the new season’s content.

The image, from data miners, shows the logo and feature image for Warzone’s new map. (Image will probably be taken down by DMCA soon).

Reusing old content is certainly not an unfamiliar concept to Call of Duty fans as the series has constantly revitalized many of its previous maps and placed them in newer games e.g Nuketown.

Warzone will not be getting a seventh season and will instead continue its legacy with the forthcoming launch of its service alongside Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

The rest of the content remains to be seen, but we’ll update you when we find out more.

Season One is set to begin on December 10, and information on what to expect will surely be released soon. Stay tuned.

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Warzone pro 100T Tommey says Custom Games don’t work for competitive

Professional Warzone player, Tommey, takes to Twitter to comment on Warzone tournament formats.

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Professional Warzone player “Tommey” took to Twitter to talk about his take on the competitive Warzone format.

Competitive Warzone has traditionally consisted of a “kill race” format, where players randomly queue into a duo, trios, or quads game over and over again in an attempt to have the highest squad kill record in a set time frame. It’s interesting to watch and a great formula for the cameras. It sparks the interests of millions of viewers and makes for some great highlights.

Due to this format, there has always been a demand for a private Warzone match format for these tournaments, where Warzone pros can all face each other in a single game, where the winner takes all.

This would be an interesting experience for viewers, and would allow for tense moments between content creators and professional players. However, for the pros, it might not be as much of an enjoyable experience.

When 100 Thieves player, Tommey, came across a tweet from Cloudfuel regarding this topic, he took to a Twitter thread to respond.

Tommey referred to Warzone as “easy to play”, and “not great for competition,” citing the lack of advanced mechanics when compared to games like Fortnite.

The basis of his argument derives from this, which is a fair point to make. However, games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and H1Z1 (when it was still relevant) had private servers for large competitions.

While there is an argument to be made for private matches, Tommey makes a fair point. In terms of competitive integrity, if professional players get in a large server, it might become a slow Warzone game. Frustration will arise quickly among players since most of the winners will be those who are better positioned when the circle begins to close.

While the games may be tense, the engagements will be scarce and players will feel like the game feels more “random” than skillful.

In terms of entertainment value, kill races are the more exciting events to watch. If a content creator is eliminated, they find another game to play and try again. If it happens in a private Warzone tournament format, the streamer can’t play the game and may quickly become bored; thus, viewers will feel less engaged with the event.

While the kill race format will most likely be the competitive Warzone formula in the future for many reasons, it still would be great to occasionally see a custom games format on occasion with top talent. Perhaps there is some ruleset or game type to support the format in a proper way that’s fun for viewers and competitors.

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Most popular CoD Warzone loadouts in November

Stats have revealed the most used weapons and attachments in Warzone for November 2020, with some surprising results.

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A website has compiled November’s most used loadout weapons and attachments in Warzone.

Although Black Ops Cold War launched on November 10, Warzone has remained one of the most popular shooters on the market.

As new updates are released, the Warzone META keeps changing. For a while the Grau 5.56 was king, then we had the Bruen, but now most agree that the Kilo 141 and Dragons Breath R9-0 are the best.

Website Lootshare allows you to see what the most used weapons and attachments are in Warzone.

November’s top five weapons and their attachments are as follows:

1. Kilo 141

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Arms 19.8” Prowler
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

2. MP5

  • Barrel: Monolithic Integral Suppressor
  • Stock: FTAC Collapsible
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

3. Grau 5.56

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus 26.4″ Archangel
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

4. Kar98k

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Singuard Custom 27.6″
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Optic: Sniper Scope
  • Stock: FTAC Sport Comb

5. CR-56 AMAX

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: ZRK Zodiac S440
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 45 Round Mags

From this data, we can see how popular the Monolithic Suppressor is. This silencer keeps you off the mini-map while increasing your effective damage range, two valuable stats in Verdansk. It’s also to be expected that the Kilo 141 and MP5 are the most used weapons.

Some of the results are surprising compared to what high profile players use, however. The Grau 5.56 hardly gets used in competitive Warzone since its nerf, but it’s clear from this data that it has remained a fan-favorite.

You also wouldn’t expect the R9-0 to only be in 12th place, considering how many streamers and content creators talk about it. Perhaps it’s only common in the highest skill-based matchmaking bracket, which the majority of skilled streamers play in.

When Black Ops Cold War and Warzone integrate on December 10, we’re likely to see this list change. The AK-47, AUG, and Krig 6 have already become extremely popular in the new game, so we’ll have to wait and see how they fit in with Warzone’s META.

We’ll also make a list of December’s most popular loadouts and see where Cold War’s weapons stack up.

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