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Day Zero Double XP for Advanced Warfare is now LIVE – UPDATE

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UPDATE: Michael Condrey has announced on Twitter that Double XP has been extended and will be ending later today, Nov 4th.

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As announced with the Day Zero Edition, Sledgehammer Games has now activated Double XP for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The Double XP will last through the day on November 3rd.

As the game launches in your region, Double XP will already be active.

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Battlefield 2042 devs reveal major changes from Beta to launch

Following the Battlefield 2042 Beta, the game’s developers have revealed the major changes made to the game for its launch on November 19.

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Battlefield 2042 Specialists

DICE has revealed a wide range of changes that players will experience from the version of Battlefield 2042 that was available during the Beta and the launch version that will be released on November 19, 2021.

There has been a great deal of excitement brewing in the video game world regarding the newest entry in the fan-favorite Battlefield franchise in 2021 with Battlefield 2042 scheduled to release on November 19.

Battlefield 2042 will be bringing plenty of new elements to the high-profile series with the addition of Specialists being one of the new features coming.

Following the game’s Beta, DICE has provided a detailed breakdown of all of the changes that players will see from the version of the game that was playable in the Beta and the launch version of Battlefield 2042.

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Battlefield 2042 Beta changes

It is not unusual for games to undergo changes from their Beta version to how they will be on launch day with Battlefield 2042 receiving the following changes for launch to start off the developer’s summary of the Beta.

  • Increased the number of Tanks that you’ll experience on Orbital. It’s up from 4, to 8 on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.
  • Made changes to movement, adding strafe input to sliding, adding the ability to vault on moving objects, and toning down jump spamming.
  • A nearby Grenade Indicator has been added.
  • Entry and Exit animations are now shorter, with some being removed entirely.
  • Elevators have been fixed so that you see less funky behaviours with doors.

DICE also stated that the reason why the version of Battlefield 2042 that was playable in the Beta was not the most up to date build was due to branching which “allows us to strip out all of the unnecessary systems, content, and mechanics that are still under various forms of testing, and polish up what you sometimes hear referred to as a Vertical Slice of the game,” said DICE.

“We work hard to optimise it, stamp out critical bugs, and drive for maximum compatibility and performance on known hardware,” DICE continued. “By stripping out other content and systems, we remove potential conflicts that keep things running in the best possible manner.”

Following the discussion of the game’s version for the Beta and launch, DICE went on to explain how the studio has made great strides in its matchmaking for Battlefield 2042 with updates to stop players from being put in Bot majority lobbies and being placed on servers outside of their region.

One of the most glaring missing features from Battlefield 2042 in the Beta was a map that players could use to see the entire map at once, but this Big Map will indeed be in the launch version of Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 Big Map

The Commorose communication system that allows players to quickly communicate with their teammates regarding what they are doing will also be in the launch version of the game after not being available in the Battlefield 2042 Beta.

A ping system will also be ready for players to use when Battlefield 2042 launches, while the compass feature has gotten an update to provide better communication abilities for players to their teammates.

DICE also went on to explain how the first 4 to 6 hours of the game players will have access to loadouts which are fully customizable and allow players to choose from a group of various gadgets before they gain access to the use of the Specialist characters.

“For the first 4-6 hours in the full game, expect to be working with a reduced array of gadgets for your open gadget slot, with your journey through the ranks slowly introducing new ones for your loadouts. That traditional experience of a Battlefield game, where classes fulfill traditional roles is an experience that you graduate out of through the first ten levels. Your Specialists will have the options to choose from a Medical Crate, Ammo Crate, the Recoilless M5 Launcher, and our Repair tool as starting gadgets, and enable the experience of playing in ways that allow players to feel the benefit of playing in more supportive roles,” DICE stated.

Battlefield 2042 artwork

These are some of the biggest highlights of the changes that have been made from the Battlefield 2042 Beta to the launch version that will be available for players to experience on November 19, 2021.

You can read about all of the changes that will be made in the official Battlefield 2042 blog post about the game’s development.

For more Battlefield 2042, check out everything you need to know about the Hazard Zone game mode and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: EA / DICE

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NICKMERCS explains what weapon will replace every other SMG in Warzone

There are plenty of powerful SMGs in Call of Duty: Warzone, but NICKMERCS believes that one specific SMG will replace all others in the meta.

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NICKMERCS and warzone Season 6 artwork

NICKMERCS has returned to Warzone after a hiatus, and the popular content creator believes he has found the one SMG that will be replacing all of the other ones in the Call of Duty battle royale.

There is a wide range of powerful weapons that players can equip and use to dominate their enemies in Call of Duty: Warzone with SMGs being some of the best, especially when it comes to close-quarter battles.

Fan-favorite streamer and YouTuber NICKMERCS has recently dove into Warzone with one particular SMG that he believes is the replacement for all of the other ones available in Warzone.

NICKMERCS wearing a Tampa Buccaneers Jersey in NFL advertisement

NICKMERCS OTs 9 Warzone loadout

This SMG that NICKMERCS believes is the replacement for every other SMG in Warzone is the OTs 9 from Black Ops Cold War.

This compact weapon has great mobility and stopping power making it a perfect choice for players when it comes to winning close-quarter gunfights.

You can find the Warzone OTs 9 loadout that NICKMERCS uses below:

  • Muzzle – GRU Suppressor
  • Barrel – 8.1″ Task Force
  • Laser – None
  • Optic – None
  • Stock – KGB Skeletal Stock
  • Underbarrel – None
  • Magazine VDV 40 Rnd Fast Mag
  • Rear Grip – Serpent Wrap

The video that NICKMERCS used this OTs 9 Warzone loadout in showed off the power of this SMG in the Call of Duty battle royale, as he was able to secure a double-digit kill win in what would be a solid performance for any warzone player.

While the NICKMERCS OTs 9 Warzone loadout may not be a meta weapon when the Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone integration takes place with a new map and anti-cheat, there is no doubt that it is easily a solid replacement for any SMG that a player may feel is not performing as good as they want.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out the reason why Raven Software delayed the October 21 playlist update for the Call of Duty battle royale, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: NICKMERCS / Activision / NFL

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Warzone October 21 playlist update officially delayed

The Call of Duty: Warzone playlist update for October 21 has been officially delayed following an announcement from Raven Software.

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Warzone Playlist Update

The Call of Duty: Warzone Playlist update for October 21 has been officially delayed by Raven Software meaning that players will not have new playlist options to choose from for the time being.

To help keep things fresh in the world of Call of Duty: Warzone, Raven Software pushes a new Warzone playlist update live each week that adds new and returning game modes for players to choose from when it comes time to decide what they and their friends want to experience.

Unfortunately, the development studio for the Call of Duty battle royale recently revealed that the Warzone playlist update for October 21, 2021, has been delayed and will not be going live at its scheduled time.

Here is everything you need to know about the Warzone playlist update for October 21 being delayed.

Warzone season 6 artwork featuring Mason Operator

Raven Software took to its Twitter account on October 21 and posted an announcement that the newest warzone playlist update is being delayed due to an ongoing issue, so it is not ready to hit the game’s live servers.

The development studio stated that there is no estimated time of arrival for when this playlist update will be ready to go live, but that it will provide more information to the community as soon as the studio can.

The warzone playlist update for October 21 was set to bring some exciting game modes for players to enjoy which you can find below:

Warzone playlist update for October 21

Battle Royale

  • Solos
  • Trios
  • Quads

Iron Trials ’84

  • Duos

Rebirth Island

  • Scopes and Scatterguns Quads
  • Resurgence Trios
Warzone October 21 playlist update

There is no doubt that a large number of players will be disappointed to see this playlist update not go live for the Call of Duty battle royale, as the return of the popular Iron Trials ’84 game mode was being looked forward to by a big portion of the community.

However, players will now have to wait until the ongoing issue with the playlist update for October 21 is resolved by Raven Software.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out all of the recent changes made to the Ghosts of Verdabsk limited-time game mode, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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